Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Día de Los Muertos Opening

Friday, October 8, 2021

Now in its 22nd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Founded by beloved San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while affirming the importance of arts & culture in shaping our worlds.

Curated by Rio Yanez and Carolina Quintanilla, the Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience: Dia de Los Muertos 2021 exhibition honors how grieving rituals have shifted in response to the global pandemic. The exhibition reflects on how the past year has transformed our visions of connection, freedom, and healing. After a year of collective isolation and survival, what are we longing for? What becomes possible when we are able to imagine futures beyond resilience?

Available Volunteer Shifts

Bartender (5:30pm-9:30pm)

Box Office Support (5:30pm-9:30pm)

Gallery Monitor (5:30pm-9:00pm)

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Día de Los Muertos Drag Show

Friday, October 22, 2021

As part of this year’s Día de Los Muertos programming, beloved legendary San Francisco nightlife icon and drag queen Per Sia will be curating Iluminaciones: Dia de Los Muertos Drag show on Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 PM PST, $10 suggested donation.

Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience: Día de Los Muertos 2021 honors the ways our grieving rituals have shifted in response to the global pandemic. After a year of collective isolation and survival, what are we longing for? What becomes possible when we are able to imagine futures beyond resilience?

Available Volunteer Shifts

Bartender (5:30pm-9:30pm)

Box Office Support (5:30pm-9:30pm)

Gallery Monitor (5:30pm-9:00pm)

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Start Your SOMArts Volunteer Journey

We are ramping back up with fun and exciting creative programs and events to re-engage with our amazing volunteers.

LEAVING AN IMPACT IN THE ARTS

At the core of the organization’s impact is the dedicated service of our volunteer community. Volunteers connect with an organization that continues to be deeply rooted in the community, committed to values of arts equity, and actively engaged in the San Francisco Bay Area’s arts ecosystem. This past fiscal year, our team of over 100+ volunteers donated 900+ hours of service towards supporting 13 multicultural programs. With the generosity of our volunteer community, SOMArts continues to cultivate a place for social transformation, human connection, and collective healing. SOMArts passionate and generous volunteers are indispensable to achieving our goals as a cultural center. Help us bring our groundbreaking program of exhibitions and events to the community. Join our group of talented volunteers and gain valuable non profit experience while getting an exclusive behind the scenes look at our innovative programs.

WHY VOLUNTEER?

Expand your social/ professional network with the exhibiting artists, performers, curators and staff of SOMArts.
Support the production of SOMArts’ multidisciplinary events and exhibitions
Satisfaction of knowing you play an essential role in SOMArts’ success!

TYPES OF OPPORTUNITIES

In conjunction with SOMArts’ diverse, creative exhibitions, we host various programs including; receptions, panel discussions, community dinners, performances, and other exciting events. Our volunteers fulfill a variety of important roles that support all areas of event operations.

  • Visitor Experience
  • Box Office & Concessions
  • Gallery Monitor
  • Vendor Market Assistance
  • Photo & Video Documentation

In conjunction with our annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition, SOMArts offers docent-led tours for over 30 Bay Area schools and after school programs, serving 700+ students. Tour curricula centers around social justice pedagogies that connect theory to practice, and arts to activism. Our volunteers fulfill a variety of roles that supports gallery and tour operations such as:

  • Gallery Attendant
  • Education Tours & Docent

Stay Connected & Stay Engaged!

We are ramping back up with fun and exciting creative programs and events to re-engage with our amazing volunteers.

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